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The information about our recreational program below and elsewhere on our site is for the 2021 recreational season. We will have updated information for the 2022 season some time during the summer.

Important Dates

  • Sign up will start on August 1, 2021 at noon
  • Evaluations will be the weekend of August 28th/29th
  • Practices will start after Labor Day weekend
  • Matches will begin on the weekend of September 11th/12th
  • The season ends with a final tournament on the weekend of October 30th/31st

COVID Policy

We take the health of our players, their families, our coaches, and the community at large very seriously. With the recent uptick in COVID cases, we want to let you know the changes we will be making to our fall rec league in order to minimize the risks. We will continue to make adjustments to the program as the situation evolves.

Girls Rec Program

MVSA Volleyball offers a girls' recreational league every fall with matches every weekend from early September through the end of October. Practices/clinics for the teams are once a week at elementary schools in the Montgomery Village area. This program is open to all girls from grades 4 through 8 and will teach volleyball skills and tactics while in competition with other girls of a similar age and skill level. Within the girls' recreational program, MVSA offers four divisions based on experience and grade level as shown below. Evaluations will be held at Lake Marion Community Center on the last weekend of August. Time TBA. Cost is $150. Registration and payment will be handled through SportsEngine.

Division # Teams Criteria Approach
1 4 Grades 4-6 without club experience Clinics, volley-lite, 7’ net
2 4 Grades 5-6 with 10/11U club experience Clinics, volley-lite, 7’ net
3 4 Grades 7-8 without club experience Clinics, regular balls, 7’ 4” net
4 8 Grades 7-8 with 12/13U club experience Clinics, regular balls, 7’ 4” net

Evaluations

Evaluations occur on the last weekend in August at Lake Marion Community Center. This is NOT a tryout. Everyone who registers for the program will make a team and will play. Instead, the evaluation process is an effort to measure the overall athleticism and skill of each player so that we can create evenly matched teams within each division. This ensures the best experience possible for everyone involved.

Clinics & Coaches

In addition to weekly matches, teams will have one practice/clinic a week at a school in the Montgomery Village area. Clinics are run by a master coach with team coaches assisting. The master coach will typically be a coach from MVSA's club program with years of experience coaching young athletes.

The MVSA recreational program relies on parent volunteers to serve as team coaches. Without these volunteers, the league would not be possible. The use of a master coach for clinics ensures that all players receive high quality instruction and limits the amount of work that needs to be done by individual team coaches. There is no need to plan practices and you always have someone to go to if you have questions. If you have ever wanted to get into coaching, just wanted to know more about volleyball (techniques, rules, etc.), or want to be more involved in your child's life, volunteering as a team coach can be a great way to get started. If you are ready to learn and can organize an email list, then you can coach in the rec program.

You can indicate your desire to serve as a team coach at player registration time.

Matches

The season is eight weeks long and each team will participate in at least one match each weekend. The first seven weeks are the "regular season" while the final (eighth) week is a season-ending single elimination tournament. Team performance during the first seven weeks will determine team seeding for the tournament. The tournament is a wonderful finale to the season and a lot of fun for everyone.

The match format and rules will differ from division to division, but players in all divisions will be given the opportunity to apply what they have learned during practices in real game situations. The rules of each division are tailored to ensure that:

  • Every player has equal opportunity to participate in matches
  • The game mechanics are both age and skill level appropriate
  • We are rewarding volleyball-positive behaviors as seen in higher levels of the sport

Payment & Refunds

Payment will be made via SportsEngine at registration time. You should receive an email confirmation following successful payment. This email also serves as confirmation that your registration was successful. You will not receive any additional emails from MVSA. Please monitor this website for the date and time of the evaluation you should attend. For more information on the registration process please see the registration page.

A full refund of the registration cost (minus fees) may be requested up until a week prior to evaluations. After that, refund requests will not be granted. A partial refund may be provided in the event of injury at the discretion of the director.

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Contact

MVSA Volleyball Club
10079 Stedwick Rd Unit 2114
Montgomery Village, MD 20886